Returning home to South Africa after an action-packed 18 months of traveling around Europe and Asia, I can easily say that it’s been the most amazing 18 months of my life. The decision to pack up and leave initially wasn’t easy. In fact, making the choice up front was by far the hardest part, but once that decision was made everything else just seemed to fall into place. Life works like that.
As I sit back in beloved South Africa, with all of its beauty (and it challenges) – I think back to some of the “fears” that held me back for so long before I made the choice to head out on what was supposed to be a six-month “holiday”.
About Gareth Pickering
After running my own advertising agency in Johannesburg for 10 years, I decided that I needed to do something else. I sold the business to my partner at the time and left on a 6-month trip to Asia to decide what to do next. That was 4 years ago.
I now travel full time and aim to live as many perfect days as I can.
I set up The Freedom Fighter in 2015 as a travel blog and it has since grown into a community of like-minded people looking to improve how they live and separating their earnings from their time.
Along with a partner, I recently launched an ongoing project called Ignite. Ignite is a 6-month masterclass that helps people set up and launch a business that teaches on the internet.
I am also a partner in another e-learning platform called Keep It On Core. An online tuition service that assists high schools students to improve their Math grades.
I think that the two most important days of a person’s life are the day that they’re born, and the day that they figure out why they were born.